New York News
2/3 of NYC's rooftops suitable for solar panels
NEW YORK -- A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City's rooftops are suitable for solar panels.
The New York Times reports that together the panels could generate enough energy to meet half of the city's demand for electricity at peak periods.
It says the map is the result of a series of flights over the city by a laser-system-equipped airplane. It shows the solar potential of each of the city's more than one million buildings.
It was developed by a team at the City University of New York in partnership with the city and the federal Department of Energy.
The city is scheduled to make the map public on Thursday.
new york city, new york news
- Baruch College student dies in apparent frat ritual
- AccuWeather: Brisk And Cold
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- George Washington Bridge reopens for morning commute 2 min ago
- Mother charged with murder in Baby Angel case
- Thieves target luxury cars in New York area
- Photos: Luxury car theft ring bust in NYC
- Bipolar teen missing from Suffolk County
- De Blasio says family will live in Gracie Mansion
- Photos: A look at Gracie Mansion
- George Zimmerman will not face assault charges, prosecutors say
- Pope Francis chosen Time's Person of the Year
- Photos: Time's Person of the Year: The unchosen
- George Washington Bridge reopens for...
2 min ago